Experiential Learning: An Innovative Approach in Education to Develop Future Nursing Leaders

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148431
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Experiential Learning: An Innovative Approach in Education to Develop Future Nursing Leaders
Abstract:
Experiential Learning: An Innovative Approach in Education to Develop Future Nursing Leaders
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Moore, Ellen M.
P.I. Institution Name:Purdue University Calumet
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
Co-Authors:Gail Wegner,
[Leadership Session Presentation] Experiential learning is a process of active engagement and critical reflection in ?real world? environments.  Historically, nurse educators have always identified with principles of experiential learning and have always demonstrated teaching excellence  through clinical expertise in hospital-based and community settings.  Nursing in the 21st century requires additional components to prepare students for new challenges.  Curriculums must be evidence-based, emphasize self-reflection, support collaborative interdisciplinary partnerships. and provide essential knowledge and skills to function as change agents and leaders in the global nursing community. This presentation examines an innovative course that was implemented for senior students in the School of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana.   Principles of experiential learning were applied to address new challenges in nursing education. The process from initial brainstorming, through planning, implementing, and evaluating the new design will be presented. Course development aligns with the mission of the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE).  Learning through experience supports intellectual development, cross-cultural and global awareness, civic and social responsibilities, ethical development, career exploration and personal growth. Working within the guidelines of NSEE, an opportunity to design a course that reflected the changing nature of nursing was implemented. Using a collaborative approach, nursing administrators and faculty at Purdue University Calumet School of Nursing sought input from nursing executives in area health care agencies to develop a new course for the last semester of the baccalaureate curriculum. Seniors develop leadership skills by working on teams and partnering with nursing leaders and faculty preceptors to complete a project-based practicum.  Projects are designed to address ?real world problems? in complex health care environments in the global community.  Principles of project management and Standards of Practice for Experiential Education provide the framework for course development. The design includes 30 hours of service learning to highlight the importance of social and civic responsibility and 60 hours of a team-driven design project.  Design projects involved policy development, procedural changes based on evidence and best practices, global initiatives, and innovative ways to approach specific agency ?real-world? practice issues. Activities to support course redesign, methods used, projects implemented, lessons learned, and recommendations for curricular implementation will be shared. The course was initially implemented in the fall 2008 semester and is now being offered for the second time in spring 2009. The response to the design has been overwhelmingly positive.  An inaugural event, held in December 2008, showcased the ?hallmarks of excellence? projects that were developed to facilitate the roles of change agent and leader.  Students, nursing executives, and educators were excited to move away from traditional approaches to nursing education.  The next step--systematically evaluating the impact on student learning and expanding partnerships to benefit the local  community and promote excellence in the global community of nursing.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExperiential Learning: An Innovative Approach in Education to Develop Future Nursing Leadersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148431-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Experiential Learning: An Innovative Approach in Education to Develop Future Nursing Leaders</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Moore, Ellen M.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Purdue University Calumet</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">emoore@calumet.purdue.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Gail Wegner,</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership Session Presentation] Experiential learning is a process of active engagement and critical reflection in ?real world? environments.&nbsp; Historically, nurse educators have always identified with principles of experiential learning and have always demonstrated teaching excellence&nbsp; through clinical expertise in&nbsp;hospital-based and community settings.&nbsp; Nursing in the 21st century requires additional components to prepare students for new challenges.&nbsp; Curriculums must be evidence-based, emphasize self-reflection,&nbsp;support collaborative interdisciplinary partnerships. and provide essential knowledge and skills to function as change agents and leaders in the global nursing community. This presentation examines an innovative course that was implemented for senior students in the School of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana.&nbsp;&nbsp; Principles of experiential learning were applied to address new challenges in nursing education. The process from initial brainstorming, through planning, implementing, and evaluating the new design will be presented. Course development aligns with the mission of the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE).&nbsp; Learning through experience supports intellectual development, cross-cultural and global awareness, civic and social responsibilities, ethical development, career exploration and personal growth. Working within the guidelines of NSEE, an opportunity to design a course that reflected the changing nature of nursing was implemented. Using a collaborative approach, nursing administrators and faculty at Purdue University Calumet School of Nursing sought input from nursing executives in area health care agencies to develop a new course for the last semester of the baccalaureate curriculum. Seniors develop leadership skills by working on teams and partnering with nursing leaders and faculty preceptors to complete a project-based practicum.&nbsp; Projects are designed to address ?real world problems? in&nbsp;complex health care environments in the global community.&nbsp; Principles of project management and Standards of Practice for Experiential Education provide the framework for course development.&nbsp;The design includes 30 hours of service learning to highlight the importance of social and civic responsibility and 60 hours of a team-driven design project.&nbsp; Design projects involved policy development, procedural changes based on evidence and best practices, global initiatives, and innovative ways to approach specific agency ?real-world? practice issues. Activities to support course redesign, methods used, projects implemented, lessons learned, and recommendations for curricular implementation will be shared. The course was initially implemented in the fall 2008 semester and is now being offered for the second time in spring 2009. The response to the design has been overwhelmingly positive.&nbsp; An inaugural event, held in December 2008, showcased the ?hallmarks of excellence? projects that were developed to facilitate the roles of change agent and leader.&nbsp; Students, nursing executives, and educators were excited to move away from traditional approaches to nursing education.&nbsp; The next step--systematically evaluating the impact on student learning and expanding partnerships to benefit the local &nbsp;community and promote excellence in the global community of nursing.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:45:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:45:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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